Search PennSound

Kevin Killian

PoemTalk #157, Discussing Kevin Killian's "Is It All Over My Face?," feat. Eric Sneathen, Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué, and Trisha Low

Listen to the complete recording and read program notes at Jacket2.


Reading with CA Conrad and Jennifer Moxley, Frank O'Hara's Last Lover, Snockey's Oyster and Crab House Rose Room, Philadelphia, January 31, 2015

Complete Recording (1:42:55): MP3

Reading at Woolsey Heights, Berkeley, November 2013

  1. Read German Potato Salad (4:54): MP3
  2. The Life of Denton Welch (4:32): MP3
  3. Translation of Stéphane Mallarmé (1:41): MP3
  4. Devotion (1:06): MP3
  5. Cyborg Events (3:02): MP3
  6. Skirt (2:46): MP3
  7. Get Out of My Way (2:06): MP3
  8. Game to Gunmetal (2:34): MP3
  9. Translation of Rimbaud and Verlaine (2:55): MP3
  10. Translation of Maxime Le Forestier (3:36): MP3
  11. Table of the Elements (7:55): MP3
  12. Secret Life of Plants (2:40): MP3

Complete Recording (41:24): MP3

Courtesy of Andrew Kenower/A Voice Box

Reading "Activism, Gay Poetry, AIDS in the 1980s," Woolsey Heights, February 2013

Complete Recording (1:11:10): MP3

Courtesy of Andrew Kenower/A Voice Box

Condensery Reading, The Speakeasy, Oakland, CA, June 2011

  1. Introduction (1:11): MP3
  2. Better Than Today (2:22): MP3
  3. Overcoming Shame (4:25): MP3
  4. The Inn of the Red Leaf (4:53):MP3
  5. Anagrams (1:32): MP3
  6. Story of Lincoln (4:07): MP3
  7. Wuthering Heights (2:31): MP3"
  8. Prelude to a Put Down (1:21): MP3
  9. Gallery (3:21): MP3
  10. Violets in the Snow (1:16): MP3
  11. The Box (1:15): MP3
  12. Link (2:05): MP3
  13. What You Cannot See as Truth (2:01): MP3
  14. Nude Valentine (0:55): MP3"
  15. Link, Part 2 (0:57): MP3
  16. 5-Year Plan (0:21): MP3
  17. Speak Right(4:43): MP3

    Complete Recording (42:08): MP3

    Courtesy of Andrew Kenower/A Voice Box

Reading at Studio One, Oakland, 2009

  1. Long Ago Tomorrow (5:00): MP3
  2. I Lost Me to Meth (3:30): MP3
  3. Tight Rope (2:01): MP3
  4. Claude Cahun (1:44):MP3
  5. Cherry Bomb (3:28): MP3
  6. Pink Illusions (1:27): MP3
  7. Sandcastle (1:59): MP3"
  8. First Cover (2:27): MP3
  9. Genital Emotion (2:24): MP3
  10. Go Naked in the World (3:30): MP3

Complete Recording (28:57): MP3

Courtesy of Andrew Kenower/A Voice Box

Reading at 21 Grand, Oakland, 2009

  • Introduction (00:53): MP3
  • "Hey Day" (02:16): MP3
  • "Five Years In" (02:53): MP3
  • "I Lost Me to Meth" (03:29): MP3
  • "Skull with Jewels on it" (01:19): MP3
  • "Cannot Exist" (01:39): MP3
  • "American Idol" (04:47): MP3
  • "Acronyms" (01:54): MP3
  • "Genital Emotion" (03:05): MP3

Complete Recording (43:32): MP3

Courtesy of Andrew Kenower/A Voice Box

Reading at Canessa Park, San Francisco, 2009

  • Introduction (00:35): MP3
  • "Hot Lights" (22:38): MP3

Complete Recording (23:13): MP3

Courtesy of Andrew Kenower/A Voice Box

Conversation with Kevin Killian and Dodie Bellamy and Friends, at the Positions Colloquium, August 20, 2008

Complete Recording (1:25:00): MP3

Reading "Norwegian Wood" and "Is It All Over My Face?" at Queering Language Launch Reading, March 24, 2007

  • Introduction (01:08): MP3
  • "Norwegian Wood" (01:44): MP3
  • "Is It All Over My Face?" (06:46): MP3

Complete Recording (9:38) MP3

Talk at The Kootenay School of Writing, February 24, 2002

Complete Recording (46:12): MP3

Reading at The Kootenay School of Writing, February 22, 2002

  • Part 1 (30:52): MP3
  • Part 2 (21:48): MP3
  • Part 3 (22:19): MP3

Talk on Jack Spicer at The Kootenay School of Writing, July 6, 1991

  • Part 1 (10:16): MP3
  • Part 2 (10:43): MP3
  • Part 3 (15:22): MP3
  • Part 4 (19:04): MP3

Conversation with Dodie Bellamy at the University of Pennsylvania, September 19, 1997

    1. Memories of Jack Spicer, Part 1 (6:10): MP3
    2. Memories of Jack Spicer, Part 2 (8:56): MP3
    3. On the writing community in Berkeley, California (4:51): MP3
    4. On Spicer's theory of alien transmissions (2:30): MP3
    5. On college campus politics in the 1950s (2:12): MP3
    6. On the life of Jack Spicer (2:59): MP3
    7. On the challenge of biographical writing (2:42): MP3
    8. On Spicer's interest in linguistics (4:17): MP3
    9. On Spicer's pedagogy (5:07): MP3
    10. On writing and publishing a play (4:56): MP3
    11. On Gil Ott (10:46): MP3

Complete Recording (59:15): MP3

These recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. © 2015 Kevin Killian. Used with permission of Kevin Killian. Distributed by PennSound.